April 18th

10:50PM // 3 notes // t3hpuppeteer ASKED: Heeeey! I tried to browse your answered asks just to see if anyone asked this already but...you got a lot of pages :v What inspired your username?

t3hpuppeteer:

nailbats:

I’m gonna tell ~*all username stories*~ cos they kind of relate in a way, ehehh~

First username: sporkfighter or smth like that, cos  I didn’t want to use my deviantART one (tobirankai) for some reason. But then I kinda realized, “wow, what a lame username.” So I changed it to wearehayalets (read as, we are hayalets”) cos…I think that I was working on Ghost Train on the moment so yeahhhh

But theeeen I wanted to have a username that was cos just one word and simple and stuff, so I changed it to just hayalets (hayalets means ghosts in…some european language idk google translate it or smth) cos…yeah minimalism 

However, like…around a year and a half ago, I made my genderbend and a storyline for him to live in, Puncture. As how I always am with new things, I attempt to make everything associated with my new love, so I changed my username to nailbats, cos the weapon that my genderbend uses in the Puncture storyline is a nailbat! (and the nailbat username was taken, go figure). aaaand here we are!

I’ve also had temp usernames - h0mika, the-hayalet-king - cos of tumblr hijinks and whatnot.

Awesome! I didn’t expect the whole history! Oh, can I took ‘hayalets’ in Google Translate and it said it was Turkish for ‘spooksters’. I think I remember seeing ‘sporkfighter’ mentioned somewhere! By the way, I don’t think I said this but I find Puncture to be an interesting story and I think the main characters are pretty cool, despite not knowing much about it. Which means…TIME TO CHECK IT OUT :D

As for my username, I used to be into an MMO called Maplestory long ago and there was a puppeteer character that was my favorite. As I don’t play Maple anymore, I should look into getting one that’s more revelant.

YEAH TURKISH that’s what it was. sporkfighter also used to be my twitter, but i changed that too hahaaa.

side note: i always seem to switch focus on Puncture and Ghost Train hahaaaaaa —

also dude, there are so many possibilities with a puppeteer character O: What would you change your username to if your had to? 

tagged: #t3hpuppeteer

10:35PM // 488 notes

angrynerdyblogger:

Dunmore House, Falkirk - 12/04/14

Dunmore House was built in 1820-22, when the 5th Earl of Dunmore commissioned it and the wider park area around it. It was occupied by the family until 1911, and after a brief spell of other uses including a private home and a girls’ school, it was abandoned in 1964.

These are the first few pictures I took of the side of the house, where the walls and floors have collapsed and allowed a great through-shot of the entire building. This doesn’t quite do justice to how big the place is, though.

More photos

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tagged: #urban decay #inspiration

10:32PM // 68,323 notes

jill-bird:

You see Spongebob,
It’s a metaphor. You put the killing thing right between your teeth, but never give it the power to kill you.

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10:07PM // 779 notes

ulzzangtomboy:

Llama style- boyish/girly and full color

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9:58PM // 5 notes //

YOU KNOW WHAT’S CONFUSING

JUST TURNING THE CHANNEL ON AT THE LAST 5 MINUTES OF THE LATEST HANNIBAL EPISODE

AND SOMEONE IS CRAWLING OUT OF A HORSE

tagged: #SPOILERS PROBS #HANNIBAL #HANNIBAL SPOILERS

9:39PM // 70,912 notes //

i.

“Your name is Tasbeeh. Don’t let them call you by anything else.”

My mother speaks to me in Arabic; the command sounds more forceful in her mother tongue, a Libyan dialect that is all sharp edges and hard, guttural sounds. I am seven years old and it has never occurred to me to disobey my mother. Until twelve years old, I would believe God gave her the supernatural ability to tell when I’m lying.

“Don’t let them give you an English nickname,” my mother insists once again, “I didn’t raise amreekan.”

My mother spits out this last word with venom. Amreekan. Americans. It sounds like a curse coming out of her mouth. Eight years in this country and she’s still not convinced she lives here. She wears her headscarf tightly around her neck, wades across the school lawn in long, floor-skimming skirts. Eight years in this country and her tongue refuses to bend and soften for the English language. It embarrasses me, her heavy Arab tongue, wrapping itself so forcefully around the clumsy syllables of English, strangling them out of their meaning.

But she is fierce and fearless. I have never heard her apologize to anyone. She will hold up long grocery lines checking and double-checking the receipt in case they’re trying to cheat us. My humiliation is heavy enough for the both of us. My English is not. Sometimes I step away, so people don’t know we’re together but my dark hair and skin betray me as a member of her tribe.

On my first day of school, my mother presses a kiss to my cheek.

“Your name is Tasbeeh,” she says again, like I’ve forgotten. “Tasbeeh.”

ii.

Roll call is the worst part of my day. After a long list of Brittanys, Jonathans, Ashleys, and Yen-but-call-me-Jens, the teacher rests on my name in silence. She squints. She has never seen this combination of letters strung together in this order before. They are incomprehensible. What is this h doing at the end? Maybe it is a typo.

“Tas…?”

“Tasbeeh,” I mutter, with my hand half up in the air. “Tasbeeh.”

A pause.

“Do you go by anything else?”

“No,” I say. “Just Tasbeeh. Tas-beeh.”

“Tazbee. All right. Alex?”

She moves on before I can correct her. She said it wrong. She said it so wrong. I have never heard my name said so ugly before, like it’s a burden. Her entire face contorts as she says it, like she is expelling a distasteful thing from her mouth. She avoids saying it for the rest of the day, but she has already baptized me with this new name. It is the name everyone knows me by, now, for the next six years I am in elementary school. “Tazbee,” a name with no grace, no meaning, no history; it belongs in no language.

“Tazbee,” says one of the students on the playground, later. “Like Tazmanian Devil?” Everyone laughs. I laugh too. It is funny, if you think about it.

iii.

I do not correct anyone for years. One day, in third grade, a plane flies above our school.

“Your dad up there, Bin Laden?” The voice comes from behind. It is dripping in derision.

“My name is Tazbee,” I say. I said it in this heavy English accent, so he may know who I am. I am American. But when I turn around they are gone.

iv.

I go to middle school far, far away. It is a 30-minute drive from our house. It’s a beautiful set of buildings located a few blocks off the beach. I have never in my life seen so many blond people, so many colored irises. This is a school full of Ashtons and Penelopes, Patricks and Sophias. Beautiful names that belong to beautiful faces. The kind of names that promise a lifetime of social triumph.

I am one of two headscarved girls at this new school. We are assigned the same gym class. We are the only ones in sweatpants and long-sleeved undershirts. We are both dreading roll call. When the gym teacher pauses at my name, I am already red with humiliation.

“How do I say your name?” she asks.

“Tazbee,” I say.

“Can I just call you Tess?”

I want to say yes. Call me Tess. But my mother will know, somehow. She will see it written in my eyes. God will whisper it in her ear. Her disappointment will overwhelm me.

“No,” I say, “Please call me Tazbee.”

I don’t hear her say it for the rest of the year.

v.

My history teacher calls me Tashbah for the entire year. It does not matter how often I correct her, she reverts to that misshapen sneeze of a word. It is the ugliest conglomeration of sounds I have ever heard.

When my mother comes to parents’ night, she corrects her angrily, “Tasbeeh. Her name is Tasbeeh.” My history teacher grimaces. I want the world to swallow me up.

vi.

My college professors don’t even bother. I will only know them for a few months of the year. They smother my name in their mouths. It is a hindrance for their tongues. They hand me papers silently. One of them mumbles it unintelligibly whenever he calls on my hand. Another just calls me “T.”

My name is a burden. My name is a burden. My name is a burden. I am a burden.

vii.

On the radio I hear a story about a tribe in some remote, rural place that has no name for the color blue. They do not know what the color blue is. It has no name so it does not exist. It does not exist because it has no name.

viii.

At the start of a new semester, I walk into a math class. My teacher is blond and blue-eyed. I don’t remember his name. When he comes to mine on the roll call, he takes the requisite pause. I hold my breath.

“How do I pronounce your name?” he asks.

I say, “Just call me Tess.”

“Is that how it’s pronounced?”

I say, “No one’s ever been able to pronounce it.”

“That’s probably because they didn’t want to try,” he said. “What is your name?”

When I say my name, it feels like redemption. I have never said it this way before. Tasbeeh. He repeats it back to me several times until he’s got it. It is difficult for his American tongue. His has none of the strength, none of the force of my mother’s. But he gets it, eventually, and it sounds beautiful. I have never heard it sound so beautiful. I have never felt so deserving of a name. My name feels like a crown.

ix.

“Thank you for my name, mama.”

x.

When the barista asks me my name, sharpie poised above the coffee cup, I tell him: “My name is Tasbeeh. It’s a tough t clinging to a soft a, which melts into a silky ssss, which loosely hugs the b, and the rest of my name is a hard whisper — eeh. Tasbeeh. My name is Tasbeeh. Hold it in your mouth until it becomes a prayer. My name is a valuable undertaking. My name requires your rapt attention. Say my name in one swift note – Tasbeeeeeeeh – sand let the h heat your throat like cinnamon. Tasbeeh. My name is an endeavor. My name is a song. Tasbeeh. It means giving glory to God. Tasbeeh. Wrap your tongue around my name, unravel it with the music of your voice, and give God what he is due.”

tagged: #writings

9:10PM // 42,186 notes

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Zodiac Taurus facts.

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naughtylittlekittygomeoww:

sizvideos:

If Girls Hit On Guys Like Guys Hit On Girls - Video

yes.

Except…This stuff actually happens to men all the time, hahaha.

hahaha

does it

Spoiler, it doesn’t. 


It absolutely does not
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